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The Dressing Table

John Wilson is best known today as a sculptor, particularly for his monumental work, Eternal Presence, which anchors the exterior of Boston's National Center of Afro-American Artists. In addition to his three-dimensional works, Wilson has been active as a painter and draftsman throughout his...

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Signed center right: John Wilson


Collection of the artist; Mr. Barnet Wein, Boston, MA - purchased directly from the artist; Collection of George and Joyce Wein, New York, NY - acquired through inheritance (George Wein's father was Barnet Wein); Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Annie Anderson Hough Fund, Gift of Miss Mary Thacher, The John Pickering Lyman Collection—Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman, Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund, Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates, and Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group and by purchase


© John Wilson/Licensed by VAGA, New York , NY

Girl in Mirror



Height x width: 28 x 15 1/2 in. (71.1 x 39.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on paperboard